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Taxation and Customs Union

Questions and Answers: The protection of EU financial interests and the fight against fraud

17/07/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 July 2014 See IP/14/835 What is the purpose of the Annual Report on the Protection of the EU's Financial Interests? Member States have to adopt all necessary measures to protect the EU budget, and to counter fraud and any other illegal activities affecting the financial...

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Fighting fraud: Major progress in anti-fraud policy but Member States must do more to combat fraud

17/07/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2014 Member States must step up their work to prevent, detect and report fraud affecting EU funds, according to the Commission's annual report on the protection of financial interests (PIF report).

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Questions and Answers: Commission investigation into statistical reporting

11/07/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 July 2014 See IP/14/822 What powers does the Commission have to investigate irregularities in Member States' statistics? Since 2011, the Commission (Eurostat) has new powers to look deeper into the quality of Member States' statistics for EDP purposes.

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Commission opens investigation into statistical reporting in Valencia

11/07/2014

European Press release Brussels, 11 July 2014 Commission The European Commission has decided to launch a formal investigation into the possible manipulation of statistics in the region of Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana), Spain. The Commission is not calling into the question the accuracy of statistics in Spain.

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Taxation: Commission refers UK to Court of Justice for failure to comply with EU rules on marked fuel

10/07/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission has decided to refer the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the European Union for not properly applying the rules on fiscal marking on fuel.

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Anti-Fraud

OLAF, Eurojust meet to coordinate investigations into Members of the European Parliament

11/04/2011

olaf/11/6 Brussels, 11 April 2011 OLAF in cooperation with Eurojust hosted a meeting last Friday with judicial authorities from Belgium, Austria, Slovenia and Romania on the ongoing investigations into some Members of the European Parliament (MEP)....

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Cigarette smugglers in Lithuania caught with 70 million cigarettes

11/04/2011

olaf/11/5 Brussels, 11 April 2011 Nine people have been arrested in Lithuania in a criminal investigation which the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has been coordinating for over a year. The investigation, involving law enforcement authorities in Lithuania, ...

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OLAF reaffirms its competence to investigate members of the European Parliament

29/03/2011

olaf/11/4 Brussels, 28 March 2011 According to a report in The Sunday Times issued on 20 March 2011 three Members of the European Parliament (MEP) agreed to put forward amendments to draft legislation in the European Parliament in return for a fee....

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation "Towards a more efficient European Anti-Fraud Office" European Parliament - CONT Committee Brussels, 22 March 2011

22/03/2011

SPEECH/11/201 Distinguished Members, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to present you the Amended proposal for the reform of the European Anti-Fraud Office. In the Reflection paper I presented you before last summer, the Commission ...

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Huge Illegal Cigarette Factory in Poland Raided

15/03/2011

olaf/11/3 Brussels, 15 March 2011 Plans by an international criminal gang to flood the EU market with millions of illegal cigarettes came to an abrupt end recently when Polish Police raided an illegal cigarette factory near to Warsaw, Poland....

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